SAG yesterday released the official list of candidates for its upcoming national board elections. Notably, all of the open seats in LA (the Hollywood Division) are held by MembershipFirst members, which means that, as was the case last year, MF can at best maintain its level of representation on the national board. More likely, it will lose some of its board seats.
On the Hollywood divisional board, MF could gain or lose, as all division seats are up every year. This contrasts with the national board, where approximately 1/3 of the 69 seats are up in any given year. The president and secretary-treasurer, who are ex officio members of the board, have two-year terms, and are not up for election this year.
Ballots in Hollywood and New York will be mailed on August 24 with a return deadline and tabulation on September 23. Election results are expected to be announced that evening.
The Hollywood Division will elect 13 national board members and 22 alternates. Twelve candidate positions will be seated for a three year term and one candidate position will be seated for a one (1) year term (all national board alternates serve for one year).
The New York Division will elect five national board members and nine alternates. Each seat is for a three-year term.
Directors holding nine other national board seats will be elected from SAG Branches outside Hollywood and New York. Most of them have already been elected - see below.
Hollywood Division National Board Candidates
Candidate names are listed in random order, as they will appear on the ballot. Affiliations - MembershipFirst, Unite for Strength or independent - are indicated where known. Incumbents on the national board (N) and Hollywood board (H) are indicated where known, with data on this based on information from SAGWatch
Note that anyone from Hollywood who is on the national board is automatically a member of the Hollywood board as well, but not vice versa.
2. Esai Morales (MF, N, H)
8. L. Scott Caldwell (UFS, H)
9. Valerie Harper (MF, N, H)
10. Bill Smitrovich (UFS, H)
14. Marisol Nichols (UFS)
18. Angela Watson (MF, N, H)
19. Jane Austin (MF, N, H)
20. Jeff Austin (MF, N, H)
24. Gabrielle Carteris (UFS, H)
37. Christine Lakin (UFS)
38. William Charlton (UFS)
39. Clyde Kusatsu (UFS, H)
40. Alan Rosenberg (MF, H)
41. Conrad E. Palmisano (UFS)
43. William Mapother (MF, N, H)
45. Michelle Allsopp (UFS, H)
47. Jason George (UFS, H)
49. Patrick Fabian (UFS, H)
51. Marcia Strassman (UFS)
52. Mandy Steckelberg (UFS, H)
56. Joe d'Angerio (MF, N, H)
60. Michele Santopietro (MF?)
64. Stacey Travis (UFS, H)
68. Michael O'Keefe (UFS, H)
69. Nancy Sinatra (MF, N, H)
70. Jenny O'Hara (UFS, H)
72. D.W. Moffett (UFS, H)
73. Frances Fisher (MF, N, H)
New York Division National Board Candidates
Candidate names are listed in order by randomly selecting a letter and then listing candidate names alphabetically by last name starting with the letter selected. The letter "U" was randomly selected, but there are no names that start with U, V, W, X, Y or Z, so the list wraps around, and "A" becomes the first to be listed. Following is the order in which they will appear on the ballot.
All listed candidates are part of United Screen Actors Nationwide, a NY based slate that generally votes the same as UFS, with the exception of Tom Nonnon, who is independent.
2010 SAG Regional Branch Division Board Election Candidates
Candidate names are listed in alphabetical order, as they will appear on the ballot. In most Regional Branches where candidates ran for office unopposed, the candidates may be declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote*.
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